Thursday, December 31, 2015
The Clark County Library Employees (Las Vegas) are now taking-off both Thanksgiving and the day before and Christmas and the day before, and they call the day before Thanksgiving "Family Day," and claim it's a holiday, and that the day before Christmas is also (?) You'd think that public servants would be eager to accommodate the Public, many of whom have-off the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Library Employees are members of the Teamsters Union, which saw 3 of their Presidents in a row go-off to prison. The Clark CLE are self-serving and well-known for their, big ass. I wanted to bet Michigan State on the money-line to beat Alabama outright, but Connor Cook, their quarterback, was wearing a harness for his shoulder at practice on Sunday, it doesn't sound like he's going to be 100%. Gambling a large amount heightens the senses, and is a lot of fun. Connor Cook went to Walsh Jesuit, outside of Akron, Mike Vrabel who played so well for the Patriots, went there. But Cook is from Hinckley, in Medina County, which adjoins Summit and Cuyahoga Counties, where is Akron and Cleveland, so it's a long jaunt but worth-it. In 1818, there was a huge massacre of wild-life around Hinckley, providing a buzzard smorgasbord (actually, the Turkey Vulture), and ever since, the Buzzards have returned to Hinckley on March 15, as their ancestors ingrained fond-memories of the food-fest in their continued offspring, with Hinckley's population of several thousand swelling by 50 thou, it's quite the big-thing in that part of Ohio. The Eternal Question, never to be answered, is why are the punters and kickers always White Guys (resounding feets)
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
I've got a ton of Hits already today, you're insatiable. Yesterday, I worked-out, then went and gave blood, I feel like I was hit with a rock. In early Feb., Mike is going to Fairbanks to see the Aurora Borealis, sounds real-good. I saw "Everest" at Tropicana Cinemas at Trop and Pecos, $2, I often go there Fri. afternoon, then go katty-kornered across the street to Wal-Mart for groceries. That was pretty-good but sad, all those people dying. When I was in Kathmandu, I flew in a 10-seater and saw the top of Everest, usually you can't see it and the flight is cancelled. Some nice, little, fellow, attached himself to me as a guide, and one of the places I went was this Holy Pool of Water, where there was some naked guy, painted-red, my guide told me that he said that I could take his picture, I didn't want to take his picture. Some people don't deal-well with the Holidays, Thanksgiving Day, 1980, Priscilla Ford drove down the sidewalk of the main-drag in Reno, killing 7 and maiming many. On Dec. 20, 2015, Lakeisha Holloway, drove a quarter-mile down the Las Vegas Strip, often on the sidewalk, killing one and maiming numerous, she dragged an obese Mexican woman 200 yards underneath, who was all crammed-in there, you gotta figure had she been svelte she wouldn't probably wouldn't have been dragged at all
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Armin Hary also anchored the winning German 4x100 metres team at the 1960 Rome Olympics, after the apparently-winning U.S.A. team was disqualified for running out of its lane, when the first 3 guys get close to the next runner, you yell "Stick" and hand-it-off, all the while staying in your assigned-lane, nothing is easier. Also, the apparently-winning 1988 Olympic 4x100 metres U.S.A. team, wearing those silly-hoods, was disqualified for running out of its lane. During his Track Career, it was well-known that Armin took payments from Adidas and Puma, under-the-table, as they were forbidden under the IOC rules of that time. Armin as a child during and after WW 11 had known real-hunger for long periods, and wasn't going to be a big doctor like Dave Sime (he devised a lens for Bob Griese, who was blind in one eye, and made other medical-improvements), and nobody wanted to see Armin go-back to a state of near-poverty. But in 1980, Armin was sentenced to a year and half in prison for defrauding the Catholic Church in a real-estate deal, but the Germans decided to heck with it, and just fined-him. There was no sin that Armin could commit that wouldn't be forgiven by his Countrymen, and today both Armin and Dave are enjoying their Golden Years basking in their Nation's admiration
I've got other things to do, but you people need this bad, tsk. Congrats to Terry Bowden and the Akron U. Zips (short for Zippers) on their bowl-win over favored Utah State, who came-back and almost got it. Ha, I once stood on Boise State's famous blue-field and didn't notice that it was blue, well, I hadn't been to bed the night before. Steve Harvey seems like an all-right guy, now, some of us have made big-mistakes. Usually the Miss Universe Contest goes under the radar, now Miss Columbia and Miss Philippines should be able to milk-this for a lot. Just last year, Miss Universe gave-up the crown after being adjudged fat, in 1995, Miss Universe, from Venezuela, was 174 lbs. halfway thru her reign, and was making public appearances like that (was 122 when she won). Donald Trump milked-this thoroughly, calling her an eating-machine (during the contest, when asked her plans for the future, she said that eventually she wanted to own a restaurant), and worked with her to reduce. This General Court Martial for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is very-bad, I'm sure that he shouldn't have deserted in 2009, but he was punished a lot by being a prisoner of the Taliban, the faggoty bastards, for 5 years
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Running a 10-second 100 Metres on a dirt-and-cinder track in 1960 was a whole lot better than running a 9.5 second 100 Metres on today's bouncy synthetic-tracks by one of these 'roided-up characters. Jamaica's own Sports Minister said that it would be impossible to crank-out so many "great" sprinters from such a small population. Armin Hary and Dave Sime, there were real-men in those days
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Congratulations to Christian McCaffrey of Stanford for setting the NCAA Record for most yards in a season, with 3496, and then finishing 2nd in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy. Only "19," it must be nice being him. Christian's Dad is Ed McCaffrey, a long-time player in the NFL, who caught 101 passes for the Broncos in the 2000 Season. On his Mom's side, her Dad is Dave Sime, a brilliant sprinter and the winner of the Silver Medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Ed McCaffrey"is 6'5" while Christian is a modest 6' and 200 lbs, and doesn't possess the lightning-speed of his grandfather, finishing 6th in the 100 Metres in the Colorado State Meet, Gramps would smoke-him today. But Christian has garnered enough athleticism and intelligence from his forebears to attend an institution such as Stanford and perform so well on the field, may he continue in his success
The most prestigious event with the accompanying title of "World's Fastest Human," of any Summer Olympics, is the finals of the 100 Metre Dash. And White Guys used to be good at this, with Bobby Morrow of the U.S.A. winning in 1956, and Valeri Borzov of the U.S.S.R. winning in 1972, and also in the 1960 Rome Olympics (I don't know why they aren't good anymore, I'm not their keeper). Amongst the finalists in Rome was "23" year-old Armin Hary, of Germany, who came out of the blocks so quickly that he's considered to have the fastest sprinters' start of all-time. Armin boastfully called himself, "The Thief of Starts." Dave Sime of the U.S.A. was the favorite to win the 100. When you look at the photo of the beginning of the race, you'll see that Armin Hary is, after 5 metres, 2 metres ahead of everybody else. Knowing at the end that Sime was about even with him, Armin, who had worked as a bricklayer and sales-clerk, proved wiser than someone who was to later perform over 10 thou ophthalmological operations, by lunging at the tape, and breasting-it a few inches before Dave, who was glancing-over to see where was Armin, his effort leaving him sprawling on the track, but as the winner of the 1960 Rome Olympics 100 Metre Dash. A next day's publication, A Thief Of Starts Gets Away With A Close One
The 10 days of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was just completed in Las Vegas, every day sold-out as always. Dec. is slow, and LV is glad to have the cowboys, tho I've been told they're bum-tippers and that some will spit tobacco-juice on the carpet, even in the best casinos, while gambling. On the History Channel they have this thing going where they offer proof that Adolf Hitler survived WW 11 and wound-up in S.A. I've never heard this before, Hitler wouldn't want to survive with the German Cities in Ruins and the Russians running-wild, and he knew very well the recent fate of Mussolini. There's very-good evidence that Hitler died in the FuhrerBunker (I've been above where it's at, an apartment-complex lawn and play-area). Just now, for the first time, when I've seen Adolf on the History Channel, he's looked sad, I hope I'm not bothering him (he likes me). I drink 3 gals. of whole-milk a week, easily-digested protein, cheap, tastes good. Fujis are the best. I just saw "Little Odessa," on TV, man, that's a good-movie, I payed money to see that when it came out, even Tim Roth, as Joshua, didn't have it in him to whack his own father. I did my laundry this morning, I always hand-wash my souvenir-shirts and lights in a 2-gal bucket, if you stick your feet in there for a couple seconds with detergent and bleach, pull 'em out and let them dry for a few minutes, their skin is so-improved (impressive feets). McKayla hopes to win my hand by getting me to believe that she's a pervert (?)
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Having my widdle puppies on their hind-legs begging for another offering makes Ed feel so important. Yesterday, I was wondering if I'd been bitten by a tsetse-fly, I was yawning all day. I slept so-well last nite and this morning, probably got 8 hours, total, I very seldom sleep so much. Name one thing better than a good night's sleep. Prior to the 50th Anniversary of the Harvard Class of 1962, they sent out questionnaires so that the results could be put into a book on the Class. Ted Kaczynski was a member of the Class and under the query "Awards," put-down Eight Life Sentences, and this was included in the book, with some of the other Grads of the Class outraged (Hah, this is an outrage!). All this constant blabber of the History Channel about Extraterrestrials is stupid, why would there be all these hundreds or thousands of years ago, and nowadays we don't see any. No, it was very-capable men who built the Great Pyramids of Egypt, not beings from another planet. Is it my imagination, or are there an inordinate amount of illegal-shootings in thinly-populated Colorado? Before I began my Blog, today, I already had a lot of Hits, now, I want you people to send Ed money, the more the better (both the more people and the more money)
Thursday, December 10, 2015
In San Diego, Peter Robbins, now "59," who was the voice of Charlie Brown in the Peanuts Specials from 1965 to 1971, was sentenced to 4 yrs and 8 months in prison, of which he has to serve at least 80%. He's a very sick-man who had been sending letters threatening violence to various people including SD Sheriff, Bill Gore, in this instance offering money to have him killed. We hope that he receives ample treatment while he's locked-up, he couldn't handle the fall from his early great success. Wouldn't he receive residuals every-time the Specials are shown, I would think that would be a lot of money. Once again, I'm sending a Christmas Card to Ted Kaczynski (See My Blog for Jan. 6, 2009, Feb. 18, 2013, Dec. 5, 2013, April 17, 2014, and Dec.9, 2014), now I know that most of you haven't had a thought since conception that didn't have to do with yourselves, but can you try to imagine what Christmas would be like in prison? No. 04475-046, U.S. Penitentiary-Max, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, Colorado, 8126-8500. By exposing the stupidity of the FBI (in one of his letters, he even said they were stupid, an easy conclusion), a few years before 9-11, Dr. Kaczynski, inadvertently did his Country a great-service, unfortunately his effort went for naught (?) I saw in the NY Times that Diana Damrau, who I heard at La Scala 6 months ago (See My Blog for Oct.4, 2015), was at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, singing from Schubert, Strauss, Poulenc, and others, it would have well-worth being there
That guy that was gunned-down in Chicago was on Angel Dust and had been threatening people with a knife and had punctured the tire of a police-car, I don't think was destined to collect Social Security. Brazil's economy is sluggish, good, that means cheap prices. In 1998, Dodie Rotherman, the head of the San Diego County branch of the American Red Cross, was paid 302 thousand dollars, no wonder it's a nonprofit.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
I once saw a movie, where this middle-aged guy had a business which also included storage, and unbeknownst to him there were a bunch of Zombies in suspended-animation in there. This guy unwittingly sets the Zombies free, and they're running-around eating People's brains. A high school kid who comes-in to work there after school is told of this, he says ...You F... A... to the middle-aged guy ...Watch your mouth, boy, if you value your job... Today, is the 35th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. I've been to The Dakota, and the nice-doorman pointed out the location in the driveway where this occurred, and after John had been nice enough to sign an album-cover for him earlier in the day. By that time, he had already been locked-up for 22 years, I said, I hope it was worth it to him, we were laughing
You know, I wouldn't think about McKayla at all if I had something else going-on in my life, female-wise, I don't, I don't get any traffic, I don't come-across anybody I might want, anywhere, well, that one I mentioned in SD, my yoga-instructor, she'd be perfect, but that's SD. I've seen a picture of McKayla, an avowed lesbian, and Taylor Swift, in a tight-embrace, this was due to Taylor's agency signing-up McKayla, after all the pub I gave her. The super cash-cow, Taylor, isn't a lesbian, and wouldn't want this for her image--ha, some agency, the agency from Hell. I understand that McKayla has a bum-ticker, I hope she understands that I was only jesting about the Last Rites. After I got in to London Gatwick, I used an ATM, as I needed pounds to get-over to Heathrow to fly-out to Egypt. The ATM had bank-markings, anyway, it was rigged and overcharged me on the transaction 200 U.S., I had been in Jolly Old for 40 minutes and had gotten ripped-off. A day and a half later, I left the Egyptian Museum, and used an ATM at that 5-Star Hotel that's halfway between the Egyptian and the Square, and another transaction on my card was done after I did mine, costing me 260 U.S., of course I made the bank aware of this, and they credited my account. So far as that 213.15 U.S. that Wells Fargo refused to credit-me at the Mexico City Airport 5 years ago, they will be crediting-me, they just don't know it. Except for Swine, this life would be pretty good. Any of you comely-woman interested in Ed, let it be known
Sunday, December 6, 2015
I'm sad to be done telling of my trip, I enjoyed the both. Luke Fury is already casting that tongue of his (think of a frog) towards Deontay Wilder, the guy is never dull. I see that Brazil now has a 90-day visa waiver for certain countries, the U.S. amongst them, until Sept. 2016. Certainly wise, as Rio is an expensive-ticket and at the end of the world, away, had they continued-on with their absurd $200 cost to Americans, as well as a lot of rigmarole, there'd be nobody there to see the events of their super-duper expensive Olympics, just a bunch of Brazilians with free-tickets, if that. I was all-over Brazil 25 years ago, and have been wanting to return, but them making-out like it was some big honor to go to their impoverished flea-bitten country made this impossible, I'm not going to be treated that way. When I was there before, I just showed-up. I was in S.A. last year, it's always a lot of fun. If you don't go places and see and do things, life is intolerable. I was talking to Mark, the retired UNLV Lit Prof., on Monday, and a man who's been coming-in there for years, came-up and handed Mark a benjy. Seems like Mark (a sports-fanatic with a brilliant mind, a Hebe, correct-spelling) gave this guy 4 football-games off the top of his head, and this guy played and hit all 4. This guy bets a lot, initially I had thought that he was probably a thug, as he's heavily-muscled and tough-looking, coming into the gym to further his thugishness. But I've gotten to know him some, and he's a chiropractor, but functions as the manager of many chiropractors who only do car-accidents. In relation to healing-people ...There's no money in that (stuff)... Healin' is good, and makin' money is also good, he's a very nice man. On Dec. 9, Happy 20th to McKayla, gymnastics is for girls. By the time I was her age I had 2 years of college, she's never come-across as being very-bright, maybe she should study books, or go to art museums, whatever. She has good-handwriting
The U.S. and Europe are full of Ragheads, teeming millions of them, and incidents by ISIS can't be stopped. None of these Moslems had to be allowed-in, much less in these vast numbers. I've been talking about this for a long-time, you idiots with your 40-watt brains never listen to Ed, that I possess superhuman-powers gives me an advantage over others, certainly you dumb bastards. You're dragging me down with-you. In Islam, a warrior dying in jihad goes straight to heaven. When Mehmet 11 (Mehmet Fathi, Mehmet the Conqueror), besieged Constantinople, which fell in 1453, a lot of guys who had nothing to live-for, stormed the walls, as they'd abdicate this life for a heavenly-existence. This mindset is currently evident.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Canterbury was my last visit on this 48-day trip, I went back to London's Victoria Station, and just 10 pounds to Gatwick from the bus station. It took an hour and a half, as the English have an antiquated road-system around London, such that it takes forever to go a short-distance. The driver was a sociable-guy and we chewed the fat throughout, I enjoyed it, he was all-right. As I so often do, I got to the airport around 9 P.M. and just stayed there all night, no rush to get there, and it don't cost nuthin'. I was talking to a Canadian guy in his early 30's who had been there for a 3-day Rock Festival. I hadn't been to bed the night before either, as I had been on the bus, a guy like me doesn't need such trifles. I flew-out at 11 A.M. the next day on the crumby Virgin Atlantic, rude employees, and if you ask them for some little thing, you don't get it. And 9 hours later, I was back in Las Vegas. I would have asked McKayla to come-along, had she been deserving, unfortunately, she's not. It would have given me a woman to protect, and give consideration, and she would have slowed-me down, but I would have happily done-so. We would have been in and out of the Middle East and Europe before all the trouble-ensued, this girl has no spirit of adventure, tsk. We would have eaten copious-amounts of delicious foods in the morning and early evening, but she, as did I, would have lost a lot of weight due to the fun-exertion of the trip ...Dear, do you mind sitting, while I order another dinner... ...Of course, not...
Took the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh and used my RT back to bus station near Victoria Station and then 2 hours on the train to Canterbury, to which I had never been. Canterbury Cathedral was founded by Archbishop Augustine in 597, it was damaged by Viking Raids and destroyed by fire in 1067, a year after the Norman Conquest, rebuilt from 1070 to 1077, but greatly damaged by an earthquake in 1382, the Gothic Cathedral is from 1390. Its interior is very beautiful, with some of the stained-glass from 1190. The event for which it is best-known is the murder of Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Dec. 29, 1170. Thomas was a good friend of King Henry 11, and after taken the priestly-rites became Archbishop in 1162. Henry had thought that Thomas would acquiesce to his wishes in the continual power struggle between the Crown and the Church. He thought wrong, as Thomas took his post seriously and became devout and ascetic. On the afore-day, Henry was heard to say, probably ...Who lets their Lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric? and not ...Who will rid me of this troublesome priest? 4 knights were moved to action and went to the Cathedral, probably to arrest Thomas. The Archbishop resisted, a strongly-built man, one of the knights wound-up on his back, arose with his sword and cleaved Thomas' skull. Of course, I took the l-hour Cathedral Tour, there's an altar at the spot where Thomas was slain, and many miracles have been attributed to the Saint's intercession. For centuries Pilgrims brought money and rich-gifts to the Cathedral and Thomas' Shrine. In 1538, King Henry V111 summoned the Saint to Court to answer charges of Treason, not appearing, Thomas was found guilty, and his Shrine's riches becoming that of the Crown. The Cathedral of Canterbury is the Seat of the Anglican Faith and its 80 mil believers, and is in a state of disrepair with a leaking-roof and everything else, such that there is a continual Fund-Raising Campaign, to which Scott and his Mum have contributed, those of the Anglican Denomination and the Fat Butt can get off-it and give a good-donation to this worthy-purpose
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Congratulations to Luke Fury with his victory over Vladimir Klitschko, in sport the most prestigious title is that of Heavyweight Champion of the World, and Fury now has most of it, with the rest held by Deontay Wilder, who gained the WBC portion with his victory over Bermane Stiverne on Jan. 17, 2015 at the MGM in Las Vegas, with Ed in attendance. I'm looking-forward to these 2 hooking-up. Vlad would have had to been rather complacent after 22 consecutive wins, but renewed, is very capable of regaining what he's lost. He's always said that all 3 of his previous losses were necessary as a learning experience, and no one has ever been taken-apart worse than him when he was knocked-down 4 times and out by Corrie Sanders (I've seen both fight) on March 8, 2003, only lasting to the 2nd round. Both had their women there cheering them on, Hayden Panettierre (Vlad should marry her, she had his child, and why she had this depression, anyone would feel this way), and Luke's wife of 6 years, Paris, equally pretty, and pregnant with their 3rd child. They began seeing each other when Paris was "15" and Luke was "17," and in the Irish Traveller tradition, she was chaste at marriage, consummated on their wedding-night. The other Irish look upon the Travellers as inferiors, perhaps they should look at their own lives before deciding to condemn others. ISIS is at the gates, and the President has nothing else to do than preach that the Syrian Refugees are the same as the Massachusetts Pilgrims (?) When the people are gone, the better for the planet
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
From Edinburgh, I took the bus up to Aberdeen, a city of 200 thou. I got-in Sat. afternoon, and things were kind of closing, and I didn't get a chance to see much, but I looked-around as best I could for a few hours. I had been to Inverness and Loch Ness (there were tourists from all-over scanning the loch, I said this was by design, that the Monster wanted foreign food) long before, but also wanted to go to the much larger Aberdeen, in part because my parents met at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland during WW 11, where my father was an officer in Tank Ordnance, my mother took some test and wound-up as a secretary there. They got married in Feb., 1942 after knowing each other only 7 months (war luvuh), my older brother was born in Feb. 1943, but by that time, my father was in North Africa, Bob (Robert, Jr.) was "3" when he and my father saw each other for the first time. Sometime I'll return when I have more time, my trip was winding-down, looked like a fine place. Took a bus to Glasgow, a real luxury-bus, wide-seats, lots of leg-room, they served you snacks, sort of hated to get-off. It was Sat. Nite and you couldn't find a hotel-room for any price, I was lugging that heavy bag all over. I eventually took a taxi, theirs have lots of leg-room, space for my bag, to another hostel, and I was lucky they had space. This time it was only 20 pounds, and 4 pounds yet again for breakfast, the groaning buffet table, and more delicious haggis. This time the room was with 12 beds, I got-in at midnight and all the Lads were sacked-out like good boys. I'm not fussy, and was happy to sleep to maybe 6 A.M., got-up before everybody else and showered, etc. Got to breakfast and ate-up a storm. Went to Glasgow Cathedral, it was Sunday morning and they were having a Service, and I sat-in on part of that while ogling this fine edifice. Took the bus to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and viewed their Arms and Armour, Natural History, and Works of Rembrandt and other of the Old Masters, Van Gogh, Renoir, and their particular prize, Salvador Dali's "Christ of St. John of the Cross." Nearby, was The Hunterian, at the Univ. of Glasgow, I saw scientifice apparatus used by James Watt and Lord Kelvin (the first ultrasound-machine) and impressive European, including Scottish, Art. They also have the largest permanent collection of the American, James McNeill Whistler. I really enjoyed Glasgow, and Scotland in general, as all of you would.
Congrats to Las Vegas' Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant, as Bryce was named National League MVP, getting all 30 first-place votes, and Kris was named NL Rookie of the Year, his 495 ft. home run on Sept. 6 was the longest in the Majors. I see that "Love Ranch" is still on Showtime, Oscar Bonavena didn't have a plate in his head, movies always take great license. Supposedly, ISIS' 3 targets in Italy are St. Peter's, the Milan Cathedral, and La Scala, I was recently in the last 2, they're fun people. Clemson has the only lock on the final 4, and Michigan State, and Ohio State can both possibly get in, also Iowa, the SEC has lost its mystique, ascendancy has shifted to the Big 10. This weekend will be very interesting. I just saw something on TV about the Lost Colony of Roanoke, I'd give a nickel to know what happened to those people. I see where Ohio State's QB, J.T. Barrett, appeared before Judge Bill Pollit on his DUI. I knew Pollit very slightly when I was at Ohio State, he was a football player but didn't play much, he worked-out a lot but didn't have much of a body, well, Billy knows judgin' and has been doing this for a real long time
Don King was in an airport, one day, and saw a little, old lady who was crying. Concerned, Don went over and asked her why was she so sorrowful, and she told him that she and her son were Jewish, and that her son had married out of his ethnicity to an American Indian girl, and that she had said some things that she now regretted, as the couple had a baby boy and wouldn't speak to her. Don asked the lady for her son's phone number, saying that he was going to try to smooth things over, 20 minutes later, Don returned and told her that everything was fine, and that to show their love for her, they had given the newborn a nice, Jewish name. The lady was so relieved and happy ...And my grandson is? ...Smoked Whitefish... (The Ring, January, 2016)
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Michelle Malkin (a Filipino-American of all people, I never heard of this chick until recently, hey, a grad of Oberlin, the first co-ed college in the U.S., maybe anywhere), has a learned column in the Nov. 22, 2015 L.V. Review-Journal, she's often on the money. After a week, I was dubious about that laser-facial I had, but it's supposed to take several weeks to work, it left me kind of lumpy, but it seems to be getting ironed-out, hopefully it'll enhance my beauty. It's been 2 weeks, 4 days. As an initial-step, I'm filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau against those miscreants, Citibank, and the AAA. In his own finale, Harry Reid is turning on his constituents, about all of whom are happy with the UNLV Rebels. In San Diego, I met a little girl in her 30's who would have been perfect, but SD bores me after a while, sort of a rambling-gambling man, I prefer the seedy but exciting atmosphere of Las Vegas, she's out, I'm out, I can never get anything lined-up. In his own finale, Harry Reid is turning on his own constituents, about all of whom prefer the UNLV Rebels. Obama has a Creator Complex. Angela Merkel has something wrong with her, perhaps a brain-tumor, and all those Europeans were following her. The final-chapter opened
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I bought my Chargers ticket at Atlas Tickets on Kemper, off of Sports Arena Blvd. Joe sold-it to me, this was the day after I had my face lasered, I mentioned this to Joe and he seemed to think that I looked like this all the time, he said, you look better than half the people out there. They sell tickets for everything, you can go-in, phone, or go-online. Gary Pinkel is retiring after 15 years as the Head Football Coach at the U. of Missouri. I saw Gary play for Akron Garfield, and at Kent State, where he played with Nick Saban. It's surprising that Gary would last so long in a major-job as he was sort-of but not real-good, guess he was good 'nuf. Nick Saban has won 3 National Championships and Lou Holtz won 1, Kent State, Mother of Coaches?
Landed at Gatwick, took the train to Victoria Station and bought a bus round-trip to Edinburgh, left from the nearby station, arriving at 8 A.M. I hadn't been in Scotland in 28 years, was overdue. Went to Holyrood Castle, the Queen's residence in Scotland, for a week a year. Begun with the Augustinian Abbey in 1128, which ruins are there, and built-on over the centuries, many of the Scottish Kings are buried here. In 1566, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, the husband of Mary Queen of Scots, burst-in with others and dragged her Secretary, the Italian, David Rizzio, into an alcove, in which I stood, and they stabbed poor Rizzio 56 times. Across the street is the Scottish Parliament, and I sat in the Gallery as it was in session. In the gift-shoppe you can buy (Scotch is whiskey and Scottish are people) bottles of Scotch Whiskey and other liquors--I asked the lady, is this appropriate (Scots), and my query seemed to make her uncomfortable. St. Giles Cathedral is the center for the Church of Scotland, and the fiery reformer, John Knox, would preach hell and brimstone, and was buried there in 1572. Went to Edinburgh Castle, a fortress overlooking, begun by David 1 in the 12th Century, there's a lot to see, with the Scottish War Museum, and the Scottish Crown Jewels, and more, it's really neat. I was at the Univ. of Edinburgh, went to the Scottish Mus. of Modern Art, the Scottish National Gallery has a diverse collection, the National Museum of Scotland is large and impressive, with much of natural-history and other things. Sort of across the street, I went to the Elephant House, a nice cafe, and sat at the same table as did J.K. Rowling when she wrote "Harry Potter." As you've gathered, Edinburgh is well worth-visiting. Lots of non-Scots there, from the bus station I went to their Visitor's Center, and they found me space at a big hostel. Scotland is expensive, and I didn't want to spend all that money for a room, and I like to mix with people. It was 28 pounds (42 U.S.), to be in a 4-person room, and another 4 pounds for breakfast, the groaning buffet-table, and I had haggis for the first-time, a Scottish National Dish, it's cooked sheep-intestine, oh, it's real good. My room had 2 bunk-beds, and a bathroom, I had a lower-bed, the upper was from Sardinia, and the other lower-bed was from Japan, both were "19" and very-cute girls. Now, this wouldn't have worked as well had it been instead, many of the male-members of the TV Media, a girl would wake-up in the middle of the night with him straddling ...I saw the way you looked at me... ...I know what you want... ...You're insane... ...Get away from me...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
It's the "Eagles of Death Metal," she slurred. The TV Commentators slurring their words, anyone of strong Judeo-Christian convictions would think the final chapter opened. It was Bush the Younger who destabilized the entire Middle East, Barry came into a really difficult situation where he's had to walk the high-wire. In high school and college, Ed would get a "B" in English, seldom an "A"
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Back in Ohio, I worked-with a lady, Fran, whose husband lost a leg at Anzio Beach-head. He came home, married, had 4 children, and the last I knew, long ago, he was still working as a tool and die maker, a skilled craftsman, in his 60's (See My Blog for Nov. 9, 2014)
A Modigliani just sold for 170 mil (See My Blog for Sept.1, 2009). I feel McKayla's yearning for me, I'm sorry there's nothing more that I feel like doing for you, no man could have done more. The Mass Media should consider offing-itself, like the lemmings, the World would the better for it, every one of them is no-good. Recently, at the 24-Hour Fitness at Midway, I found a large, heavy, silver bracelet on the floor of the stretching-room, it was quite expensive, I took it upstairs to the manager ...Don't let this get ripped-off... He mumbled something unintelligible (this will look good on my girlfriend's wrist). Hopefully, that lady went quickly to retrieve it. Every year, I go to a high school game here in football-rich San Diego, I saw Mission Bay, a nice 1-mile walk, play 4th ranked Madison, who I saw play last year, but they're much-improved. Madison was up 51-0 at the half, I felt terrible, Mission Bay won their first 7 but have fallen-apart the last 2 (maybe these boys became lovesick at the same time). 2nd-ranked in SD County, Helix, plays Madison on Nov. 20, it'll be good. I saw the Chargers-Bears on Mon. Nite, it was disappointing but a good game. That was quite a catch. Jay Cutler, and a type-1 diabetic, has one of the strongest arms in the NFL, a gunslinger, if he throws an interception for a long touchdown he comes right-back. When I was little, I was sort of ornery, but I reformed. One day when I was "5," I was playing with a pile of that white fertilizer they put on lawns, and Nick, my older brother, Bob's, best friend, who lived-up the street peered-in to see what this little kid was doing, seeing this, I scooped up a double-handful and threw it in his face. Nick ran-away, ha, screaming "I'm Blind, I'm Blind," well, of course he wasn't. Later, as a senior at Buchtel High, Nick was voted "King B," that is the most popular boy in the school. I'd like to think that I fertilized what was within-Nick which would eventually lead to his success
I took the over-night bus from Madrid to Barcelona, arriving at 7 A.M., a good time. I made my way to Las Ramblas, their famous and luxurious street. and got a room near the Opera House. At the coastal-end of the street is a 7.2 metres statue of Columbus gazing towards the Americas, actually he's looking east. I went to a travel agency and bought my ticket to London, I went to their Gothic Cathedral, regarded as a masterpiece, it has 500-year-old stained-glass windows. I usually sleep-well on the bus, but didn't, and I kinda caved-in, as it was nearing the end of my trip, and I just went to a real-good supermarket on Las R. and got a lot of delicious, hot food, and took it back to my nice-room, and spent the rest of the day eating, watching TV, and sleeping, let my poor body heal-up, it was a real good day. I don't use wheeled-luggage, like a sissy, and carry a heavy- bag around, and it weighs on you. I woke-up refreshed, and straight-away went to the Museo Picasso, which you know would be quite good. I went to their Museum of the City, which is built-around the original Roman Ruins, and it's real-good. I went to their Contemporary Art Museum, and enjoyed-that. I went to the Moorish-themed Guell Palace, an 1888 creation of Antoni Gaudi, and liked-that. This was the 3rd time I've been to Barcelona, and previously had toured their 1992 Olympic Stadium, I've been in quite a few, actually. In Spain, particularly Barcelona, you find a lot of thieves, as the effete Spanish allow their many Moroccans to steal with almost-impunity (I've met a lot of Moslems I've liked, but where you find Moslems you find thieves). I was talking to a Spanish businessman and he said of the Moroccans ...They don't want to work, all they want to do is steal, I hate them... (come on, buddy, don't beat-around the bush, what do you really think)
Monday, November 9, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Most visitors to Madrid don't go to San Lorenzo de El Escorial and I had never been there myself, it's 30 miles by short-distance train, which I took from Sol. But it's heavily-touristed, they were thick as flies, as it's a fabulous monastery and royal palace. Begun in 1563 and finished in 1584 by Philip 11 (the King of the ill-fated Spanish Armada, wanting to eradicate Protestantism, Philip wooed Queen Elizabeth of England with fine gifts, the gift she sent Philip was a chest of cannonballs), most of the Spanish Kings since have been interred there, both Hapsburg and Bourbon, and I've seen Philip's casket in the Royal Pantheon. You can go through Philip's Palace, the Royal Gallery contains major works of Titian, Velazquez, de Ribera, El Greco, and more. The Hall of Battles glorifies Spanish Victories, there's the fantastic Library, there's the beautiful Gardens, and of course, the magnificent Basilica, and other good stuff. It's not to be missed. I went to Valle de los Caidos, Valley of the Fallen, several miles away, there's a bus that leaves and returns once a day. Begun by victorious Francisco Franco, in 1940, it was completed in 1959, as it commemorates those killed in the Spanish Civil War, supposedly both Republican and Fascist, but particularly the winning-side, and some Republican prisoners were forced-labor in building it. The Santa Cruz Basilica is one of the largest in the world, and there's the tallest, 150 metres, memorial-cross in the world. In the valley, there's 40 thou graves, the Basilica itself has only 2 interred, Jose Primo de Rivera, a Republican leader killed in 1936, and Franco himself, after he died in 1975, and he's the only one who didn't die in the War. To be in these wonderful places was very exciting
Lately, there's been a lot of loose-talk concerning the VA becoming part of the regular medical system, this is a horrible idea. A lot of the Vets' medical-needs and even the mindset are germane, the way it is now is real-good. What isn't real good is all the Pork, forinstance, the VA Hospital in N. Las Vegas is their first in decades, and it was brought-in for a billion dollars, the private-sector could have done it for 300 mil. A billion dollars. Yesterday, I was up at the VA where I had my mug-lasered. I've had my nose-broken, my left zygomatic-arch broken in 11 places (a kick), and numerous skin-cancer surgeries and radiation, other things, and there was so-much scar in there that they wanted to laser half my-face. Sounded good to me, beforehand the doctors kept on telling-me how painful this was going to be for me despite my being shot-up extensively with anesthetic. It was a senior-doctor and a good-looking young-doctor, and a nurse, all women, I said a hen-party. Dig this, the young-doctor, said that when she interviewed with Johns Hopkins that not only did she meet Ben Carson, she had a conversation of some-length. Anyway, they gave me a ball to squeeze for each hand, of all things (nah, I'll bite my belt), and the long-procedure wasn't nearly as bad as they had made-it-out to be. It was half-a-skin-facejob, and it's going to provide-me with virtually new-skin in the areas lasered, and I can already tell the difference. I only slept 4 hours last night, due to the excitement, like when I go to the Chargers game, the same thing, and half my face is lobster-red, but I'm real-happy about this, and I told the ladies how appreciative I was of their efforts.
I've had a ton of Hits, only recently, from Russia, how strange. I'm goin' to the Monday Nite Football Game between the Chargers and Bears, see the Chargers before they move, and, uh, a winnable game, maybe. When they scan the crowd, you'll see me. "Siegel Suites" has 20 large properties in Las Vegas, they're not cheap, and their bread and butter, are goofy (black guys) who laze-about on drugs, and this is encouraged. Poland has refused to extradite Roman Polanski to the United States, yet again depriving us of his plea of righteousness ...She was a Woo-Mon... If I'm arrested, or disappear, or anything else, just see what happens
Thursday, October 29, 2015
From Bordeaux, I took the bus to Madrid, where I was just 2 years before. I did the Royal Palace and what-all before and was uninspired, but I wanted to visit the 3 great art museums yet again, each taking a day, as I stay in there for 6-7 hours. I never liked art until I went all-over Europe for 2 mos. when I was "32," I had thought it to be a stupid or sissy-thing. Go to a couple of famous art museums in close-succession and you're hooked, and right-afterwards that's the best you're capable of thinking as art liberates the mind. The Prado is heavy on Francisco de Goya, Diego Velazquez is considered by many to be the greatest of the Spanish artists. The Reina Sofia is heavy on Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, it's most famous for housing "Guernica," which takes up an entire wall, depicting the carnage of the bombing of the Basque town in 1937 by the Germans and Italians at the behest of fellow-Fascist, Franco, during the Spanish Civil War, gladly-done as preparation for WW 11. You people love war, the U.S. is always at war, ask Tammy Duckworth if she'd rather go to Congress or have her legs. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza contains the eclectic collection of the Baron of this name, and is more diverse as it strays from a Spanish-base.
I wonder if Natalie gets a 2-week vacation, she must. In the early 1970's the biggest groups in Rock played the Akron Rubber Bowl (a WPA project from the 30's), 40 thou of unobstructed and close seating, best stadium in Ohio for this. Every big group played the Rubber Bowl, the Rolling Stones. But when Jefferson Airplane played before a packed-house, after 45 minutes, singer Gracie Slick was so worked-up that she exhorted the Crowd to attack the Akron Police that were there, ha. The City Fathers pulled the plug, and Akron's fame as a Rock Concert Venue was over. Later, in retirement, police were called to Gracie's house, and she emerged with a loaded-gun which she leveled at them, due to her being a celebrity the police showed great-restraint in not gunning-her-down. I'm sure a nice lady once you get to know her, Gracie, perhaps surprisingly, turns "76" on Fri. Halloween is one of our best customs, and I always enjoyed going out trick or treating, now, I want as many trick or treaters as I can get, and I give a good bar. Years ago, Texas executed a father who had blamed poisoned-candy when they went trick or treating for the deaths of his 2 children, when really he had been the one who had poisoned them for the life insurance money. The other inmates called him the Candyman
Sunday, October 25, 2015
The Carvings on Stone Mountain, Ga., depicting Rebel Heroes, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis, represent the largest high-relief sculpture in the world. They should be left-alone and without any addition. I've been there twice, just took mass transpo from Atlanta, and they are truly magnificent. 3 acres, much bigger than Mt. Rushmore, these good-men are dashingly on horseback, not many of you swine have seen it, I recommend. I tried to buy a Stars and Bars Shirt around the U. of S. Carolina, I was told they used to sell a lot. What, there should be no past, no vestige? This past Thursday was UC Irvine's Job Fair, and the U.S. Border Patrol was supposed to be amongst them, but due to offending, ha, their many illegal aliens, they didn't show-up. Southern Cal's Athletic Director, Pat Haden, has a pacemaker. He's on the board of the Mayr Foundation, his daughter, Natalie, is its secretary, she makes 68 thou for working 1 hour a week. I don't like stadium-seating at the movies, I always sit in the last row, where none of those pigs have put their shoes up on the back of my seat, and my legs are tired by the time I get to the top. I just had my every 4-month blood analysis and meeting with my lady-doctor. Before she got her hands on me 13 years ago, I hadn't had a physical in many years, I didn't feel bad at all, I just thought, I should probably get a physical. My Triglycerides were 1067, with optimum being 200. Most recently my Triglycerides were 99, all my labs were real good. Had things continued on the way they were, long-ago my prostate would have blown-up, into a million pieces
It's been over a year since the revelation that McKayla Maroney produced and distributed Kiddie Porn, anyone else would have been federally-prosecuted long ago. She met Obama at the White House, and he told the federal-prosecutors not to prosecute her, thereby violating his sworn-oath to uphold the Constitution and U.S. Laws, and the federal-prosecutors also violating their sworn-oath. Due to McKayla's efforts, thousands of people have this under-age pornography, that McKayla produced and distributed. Obama isn't going to be President forever
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
From Lourdes, took the train to Bordeaux, not too far, I had never been there. Only a city of a quarter-mil, its fine-arts, contemporary art, history and natural-history museums, are all right, its wine-museum is unique and interesting, as Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world. I liked Bordeaux' Cathedral, and thoroughly enjoyed their crowded pedestrian-thoroughfare, the longest in the world
There's no reason not to sell our oil abroad as apparently we can produce an endless-glut of it, the Saudis can no-longer wreak extortionate prices and terms from the U.S., now we have power over them. I was in San Diego for 10 minutes when I witnessed an accident, as everyone was slowing for a red-light on Balboa a woman next to me in the next-lane slammed into the car in front of her, which slammed into a pickup-truck, all this at slow-speed, but I think minor-damage to all 3. Pickup-man leapt out of his truck. For the past 20 years San Diego has had horrible roads, and used to be a lot worse with lots of gaping-chuckholes even in LaJolla, the best-part of town. This is due to their taxpayers allowing Public Employees to use their taxmoney for their own salaries and pensions instead of infrastructure. As Foghorn Leghorn would say ...Sharp as a pound of wet leather... That demented-sow, Angela Merkel, is telling the Germans (actually, a lot of foreign-blood amongst their citizens, I'm half and that's a lot more than many of them), that this huge-influx of refugees will provide a youthful-workforce that will pay their pensions, look at them, they'll cut their throats. Germany has been a 4th-rate country since the end of WW 11, it's sorta a big factory, a place where things are produced, nobody has any respect for it. There's big problems in Israel, where I was a few months ago, and just before I got there, they were having race-riots by their Ethiopians. Recently, a Norwegian who had been kidnapped in the Sinai, which I crossed-on a bus, was beheaded. If you're not willing to take a bit of a chance, you'll have to stay at home, drinking mother's-milk, and eventually dying from boredom
Special Forces Captain Daniel Quinn has been separated, and Special Forces 1st Sergeant Charles Martland is in the process of being separated from the Army, for freeing a 12-year-old boy who an Afghan Police Commander had kidnapped, raped, and chained-to-his-bed as a sex-slave, and afterwards beating-up this guy
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Luke Tyson-Vladimir Klitschko has been postponed from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28 in Dusseldorf due to Vlad's calf-injury. Sold-out with 55 thou, boxing is much more popular in Europe, they've gotten 80 thou at Wembley in London. Due to his acid-tongue, a lot of people would like Fury to get his comeuppance and a good-beating, an Irish Traveller (See My Blog for Aug. 25, 2013), Luke will go as long as humanly-possible but Vlad is still too good, we'll see. I finally saw "Love Ranch," it was on TV last week. When it came out in 2010, it was shown only in a couple of faraway theaters, it got bad reviews and was a flop, oh, it was a fine-movie. Oscar Bonavena (Sept. 25, 1942 to May 22, 1976) was one of the best heavyweight boxers of his era (58-9-1, 44 KO's), fighting-well against both Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali at their peak. At 5'10.5" and 218 lbs., Oscar was a brawler who kept-coming. A free-spirit who enjoyed life outside of the ring, the Argentine was on the downslide when he was brought by Joe Conforte, the owner of the Mustang Ranch (brothel), to train on its 440 acres. In the movie, Helen Mirren, really does a fine-job of portraying Sally Burgess, a former madam and Joe's wife, an old lady with a cane who became a young, big-time athlete's love-interest. A jealous Joe banished both Oscar and his wife from the Mustang Ranch, but Oscar returned to Sparks (outside of Reno) and got into a confrontation with guards at the Ranch, and was shot through the heart with a rifle. On the face, it doesn't sound-good that one of Argentina's greatest sports-heroes comes to the U.S. and returns in a box, but Oscar enjoyed that dangerous-environment and being-around that type of people. Oscar had one of Buenos Aires' biggest funerals with 150 thou filing-past his coffin
I've now been doin' this for 7 years, hopefully you Lowlifes appreciate my Blogsmanship. I wanted to push into France, but was tired of flying (fly from one sterile airport to another, seeing nuthin'), so I took the first train smokin' towards France, and it was a total milk-run, 14 hours from Milan to Paris. I was in a compartment with 2 Albanian guys, who didn't know each other, one was "24," and a Moslem, he was a 2nd Chef, and the other was "23," and a Christian, he was a construction-worker in England. And there was an older Pakistani guy who was taken off the train by the Swiss Police as his travel-document wasn't proper for Switzerland, he was just returned to Italy. I get along well with young people, I haven't changed since I was "15," and this was no exception, they were really-nice young guys and we got-along swimmingly, I did the construction-guy a good favor. And he asked me if there was a lot of good ..... in Las Vegas, I had to tell the truth. I hope all the best for both lads. Once in Paris, I got a ticket to Lourdes on the TGV, the fastest trains in the world, go 200 mph and the scenery rushes past, you should take one if you haven't. I had made a pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2004 (See My Blog for Dec. 4, 2008, one of my first), so this was my 2nd. It's a wonderful experience, and now they have a lot of teen-agers from various countries who volunteer to come to Lourdes to push infirm, old people, around in wheelchairs (it would take a miracle). Annette is a friend of mine from the gym. Her parents fled Armenia in the Genocide (you don't want to hear what the Turks did to her grandfather), and France took them in, Annette was born there. A couple months ago, she was involved in a slight traffic mishap, and the police had her Lexus impounded and she was taken to the bughouse, where she remained a week until they realized that she was sane. And they billed her $1300 for this, which she is trying to get out of since she hadn't wanted to be there. The Las Vegas Police are quite good, I think the matter was this was a flustered little old lady in her 80's who had a bit of an accent, and that her conversation seemed garbled. Under usual conditions, this sweet lady comes-across as very normal, speaking intelligently, maybe she shouldn't drive anymore. I brought Annette a bag from Lourdes which she liked very much
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The TV Folk often look real-tired and depressed due to their guilty-conscience. They should publicly acknowledge Ed (tell the truth for once in their life). They have yet to know the feeling but telling the truth is a whole lotta fun. See My Blog for June 21, 2015. I asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to force Citibank to change my "Diamond Preferred" MasterCard into the type of MasterCard that everybody else has, where you accrue points to be used for gifts or cash/back, and not 20% discounts, which nobody would want, especially me. And recently this federal-agency forced Citibank to cough-up 770 mil to their CardHolders for having fraudulently deceived them. But all the CFPB did was send my Case # 150812-000614 to Citibank, and not forcing them to do anything for me, and the CFPB's notification of this to me wasn't even signed by anybody. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is totally worthless (so who's getting this 770 mil?). Citibank sent me a letter from the "Office of the President" stating that the thousands of points I've accrued with them can only be used for the 20% discounts of the "Diamond Preferred" Card, which they criminally granted-me, and that there'd be no transfer of my points to a MasterCard that somebody would-want. The letter is signed by "Stacey Moon" of Citibank's "Office of the President's Executive Response Unit" her phone number is 1-605-331-7169
I had never seen a ball purposely-batted out of the end zone, obviously it deserved a penalty and not the batter's team getting the ball on the 20. The line-judge reached for his flag but didn't throw it, the fix was-in? In La Paz, Bolivia, no fire will last very-long as it's up 12 to 13 thou feet (the airport, Los Altos) and there's not enough oxygen. I was there last year, walking-around is sort of labored but nice, you travel for something different, everybody likes Bolivia. Everybody runs-around chewing Coca leaves (from which cocaine is made), and it's legal, it's supposed to give you stamina, but I never noticed this in myself. Joe's been Biden his time but I don't think he'll get too far, a lot of people are dissatisfied with the current regime, and with professional politicians, also he'll be "73" next month. Jimmy Carter recently turned "91." Jimmy ruined 2 successive Olympics (why would it be the President's call for the U.S. not to show-up, is he actually a dictator), the Iranians held him prisoner-in-the-White House, and inflation hit 13%. Jimmy's presidency was a big-failure. I've been to Plains, Georgia, there was a big-sign on the rusty barbed-wire that separated Jimmy's huge front-lawn from the road KEEP ON GOING, I thought I saw Jimmy driving-out. I saw the museum, and the peanut-warehouse, and was in Billy's Gas Station, and they still-sold BillyBeer. Jimmy's father, his sister, Jean Carter Stapleton at "54," and brother Billy at "51," in 1988, all died from pancreatic-cancer, so Jimmy's longevity is sort of surprising, hey, if you've got your faculties and decent-health you might as well keep on going, it's more fun than the alternative. ...When Jimmy was told that his brother, Billy, had registered as a lobbyist for Libya, that was the only-time anyone heard Jimmy take the Lord's Name in vain...
I've donated blood 41 times in Las Vegas, and 9 in San Diego. They consider me to have rare-blood and cut my pint 6 ways and give-it to preemies. You see pictures of the newly-born with all those tubes in them, it melts my heart. If you can do something for somebody you should just pitch-in and do it. You might not know what I'm talking-about
Sunday, October 4, 2015
I was just thinking of Bill Martin, a Geography prof at Slippery Rock State U. in Pa., with whom I palled-around with in Budapest for 3 days, the spring of 1987, having met him at the train-station. I stayed at the Hotel Park while he went the real-economy route and was staying at somebody's house, he had humorous stories about it (there was a woman, and these 2 guys came-in). Bill is 10 years older, he's a jolly good fellow and I hope he's doing real well. There was a story in the newspaper about what I'd been thinking, that with fire-retardant materials and sprinklers, that there weren't that many fires today to justify all these firefighters (Fred S. McChesney to the Washington Post, in the L.V.R.J. on Sept 27, 2015). Pretty soon a drone is going to kill somebody or a lot when it brings down a plane. That old guy in Fla. who shot that poor fellow to death after goading him to throw popcorn at him in a movie theater, has been out on bail, he should be put-away forever. There's 350 mil in the U.S., every so often some malcontent is going to smoke a bunch of people, what of it, this move towards greater gun-control is to make it even more of a Police State than it is already. There's more unregistered-guns in this country than registered, you can always get a gun. I want to have good taste, like Charlie the Tuna
Train from Firenze to Milano (like that TV chick who claims a soft-heart), and got in around 6 P.M., and stayed at a 3-Star near the station (you can get a good-deal around that time). I hadn't been there for 14 years, I've seen the Last Supper (takes up a wall) a couple times and been to their other art places, and was uninterested in re-visiting. The next morning was Sunday and I took the subway to their Duomo (begun in 1386), which seats 40 thou, the 5th largest church in the world, and went to Mass. My prayers were answered, I was unsure of what to do next and so wandered to the nearby Teatro alla Scala (super-luxurious around there), the most-famous opera house in the world, I had toured La Scala previously. It had long been my goal to attend an opera at a famous house, but they're always sold-out immediately. I talked to people outside La Scala and they said that an opera that had only been-announced a week before was being held at 2 P.M. that day, and that they had held-back tickets to be sold that day to the public. I was told to go to a nearby place and got a number, #87, they liked the foreign tourists. I asked the lady if I could actually attend as I was dressed, jeans, a ban-lon, Reeboks, and she said yes---I would have gladly spent $250 for glad-rags and shoes. So I went back outside La Scala and waited in line and bought my ticket, the entire process took 2 hours. I had a couple hours to kill so I went to the fab mall and got some Eats. At l:30 I went inside and walked around, some older lady all dressed-up came to an abrupt halt and gasped when she saw me, like she was thinking how did this hillbilly get in here, that I had a toothpick in my mouth didn't help. Fortunately, you people think better of me. I saw Lucia Di Lammermoor with an all-star cast, including the soprano, Diana Damrau, I've never heard anything like this gal in my life, like an angel. The entire production was beyond great, I've never experienced anything similar in my entire life (I think many of you would have been bored). The 31st of May, 2015 is a day I'll always treasure.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
I had all that caked-on, congealed, guck, scraped-off my teeth yesterday, as I do every 6 months, and they feel a lot better. Did you ever count your teeth, I figured that since I had my 4 wisdom teeth pulled (much more room for the others, and they can be almost impossible to get-to to brush), that I should have 28, yeah, I do
Sunday, September 27, 2015
From Athens I flew to Rome using an inexpensive-ticket I bought the day before, try that in the States. I had just been in Rome 2 years before, and took the train to Termini where I bought a ticket for Florence (Firenze). I arrived at the main train station of Santa Maria Novella, and sought and found a nice-room in the surrounding area, with a good nearby supermarket full of tasty Eats. Hadn't been in Florence for 11 years, easy-walking to the Duomo, from 1436, the Cathedral's red-bricked dome by Brunelleschi is staggering, before completion it wasn't thought to be possible. Firenze is very-luxurious especially around here. The day was half-shot before I began, on the way-back I went to the Santa Maria Novella Basilica complex across from the station, Dominican, from 1420, nothing in Florence is less than fab. If you get to the Uffizi when it opens you can just walk-in, later in the day stand in-line for 2 hrs. From 1580, in 1743 the Medicis bequeathed their great collection to the Public on the condition that it remains in Florence. There's Botticelli, da Vinci, della Francesca, Caravaggio (who died at "39), see Michelangelo's only small painting "Doni Tondo," and much more. Saw the Palazzo Bargello, from 1290, Tuscan Renaissance Sculpture of Michelangelo, Donatello, and others. To the Palazzo Pitti, from 1458, residence of the Medicis, with paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rubens, and more, donated to the Public by King Victor Emmanuel 11 in 1919. When I got to the Accademia, it was about 2, and there was a long-line and it was hot. There was an old guy across the street playing the violin for donations, I gave a passing-girl a few Euros to give to him, saying, he's the only thing that's keeping me from collapsing in the hot sun. This was regarded as extremely humorous, with what I had said translated into other languages, and people exploding with laughter--I was the life of the line. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 to 1564) sculpted the 17 ft. tall "David" in 1504, and you should see it before you buy the farm. There's other of Mich's sculptures, what he called freeing them from the stone, everything is beyond great. See My Blog for Oct. 17, 2014. To be in Florence is very exciting
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It's always being said that Carly Fiorina started as a secretary, during summers she worked as one for Kelly Services while at Stanford, this is Carly's ...Honest Carly the Railsplitter... James A. Garfield (Nov. 19, 1831 to Sept. 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States (Mar. 4, 1881, shot July 2, 1881, to Sept. 19, 1881), 2 of our 4 martyred Presidents were from Ohio. Carly says that she was so into her research while at Stanford that would study in the original Greek and Latin. President Garfield, to entertain his friends would quickly write in Ancient Greek (right to left) with either hand, while writing as rapidly in Latin (left to right) with his other hand. If Carly masters this, she'll get our vote
In 732 Charlemagne's grandfather, also Charles, halted the Islamic Advance into Europe at Northern France by routing the Moslems at the Battle of Tours, sending them fleeing into Spain and saving the rest of Christian Europe, this gained him the sobriquet of Charles Martel, Charles the Hammer. Charles' Conquest has been squandered (See Michelle Malkin's Column for Sept. 20, 2015 in the L.V.R.J.). Dikembe Mutombo was just inducted into the Basketball of Fame, I saw him play when he was at Georgetown. Sort of a wild African, and overly free with his elbows, LeBron was coming across the lane in his 2nd year and Dikembe gave him a concussion. LeBron hasn't had many injuries. I saw UNLV play UCLA, Josh Rosen did only okay, he kept on bombing-away, Myles Jack at 230 lbs. returns kickoffs and pretty-well. I saw N. Illinois play last year, they went into Columbus uncowed and almost came-away with something, making the Bucks' Offense look terrible. The Octoberfest in Munich is on, I've been there and enjoyed-it, but it's one-dimensional, sort of the World's Biggest Beerblast (you seen guys in Bavarian outfits barfing in the shrubs)
North Las Vegas is sort of a scuzzier-version, and last night 2 SWAT Officers were shot there, of late a lot of Las Vegas Policemen have been shot (See My Blog of Dec. 30, 2014). A couple months ago, I was driving to my gym on a Sat., there was hardly any traffic, and a policeman with nothing else to do pulled me over because I hadn't given a signal 30 yards before I made a turn. I appreciated his admonition, and we spoke smilingly, we parted ...Thank you, Officer... If you're not doing something wrong, you should have no problem with the Police
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I went to Mass this morning at 6:45. Every couple years I have 4 Masses apiece said for my grandmother, my younger brother, and 3 other souls. Today's Mass was offered for the repose of the soul of a girl I liked in high school, she died at "50" from breast cancer. Also, I'm having Masses said for the repose of the soul of a friend of mine who had been a gangster (See My Blog for June 30, 2013). I've had lots of Masses said for him over the years, I often like the charming-rogue. I told him that in every one of the movies I've seen, 2 or 3 times somebody or the other will say, He ain't givin' me no respect ...I've never heard anybody say that...
From Istanbul I flew to Athens, I've been to Athens more times than you've had hot meals, as it's one of the world's best destinations. I've been all-over Greece and 6 islands, and it's all wonderful, Greece is the cheapest Euro country and was this way under the Drachma (the last time I was in S. Carolina I saw a string of gas-stations called El Cheapo). I climbed the Acropolis to the Erechtheion, dedicated to Athena and Poseidon, and to its right, the Parthenon, dedicated to Athena, all this built during the Age of Pericles, 450 to 429 B.C., and regarded as perfect. Since, the Parthenon has been a Catholic Church, a Mosque, a storage for gunpowder, in 1687 it blew-up part of the Parthenon, and the British Ambassador, Lord Elgin, wisely and heroically sawed-off many of its sculptures and took them back to London, to be seen at the British. To the Theatre of Dionysus, to the Temple of Zeus, to the Ancient and Roman Agora, to the ancient cemetery, Kerameikos. The Acropolis Museum is relatively-new, housing in a pleasing manner many of the beautiful artifacts of that edifice. The National Archaeological Museum used to often be closed due to the Greeks' sloth, but was open 2 years before and now. I was in Athens 2 weeks before it began to implode and I withdrew 400 Euros from an ATM at the airport which wouldn't have been possible a little later
All women live in a state of constant-boredom and desperate-hope, waiting for a witty-man to ride to their rescue and save them. Put all the women in the world in a bag and shake-it-around and pull one out, and she'll be the same as the next-one you pull-out, the smart-ones, the average-ones, they're all the same
90% of the violent-crime in the U.S. is done by Blacks or Hispanics, making out like they should be above suspicion might not be realistic. Glenn Cook writes a good column for the L.V.R.J., see his for Sept. 13, 2015 (email@example.com). Smoking reefer is bad for anybody who does it, as it makes one listless and unambitious. If that woman in Ky. is against what her office is doing she should resign, but then she wouldn't be getting 80 thou for being Clerk of some Hick County and all this attention. I've been watching Walt Disney's life on PBS, what a fine man was he, unfortunately a heavy smoker. I smoked for 16 years, popular then, and quit on Sept. 5, 1983, it was Labor Day (?). In Las Vegas you often hear of people not getting expected mail, and the big P.O. where I have my box was robbed of all its packages twice last year. In Las Vegas, many of the Postal Workers have a drug-problem, and it's tolerated. What happened on the Utah/AZ border is rare, it was God's Wrath on those Polygamists. That story in S.I. on Suzy Favor reminds me of McKayla
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Ever since Germany was bombed into the Stone Age during WW 11, they've continued on their downslide. Currently, Angela Merkel is leading the other Europeans into bringing in a lot more Moslems, which is counter-productive to their own existence. Such nuttiness is a direct-result of their ancestors being bombed, after awhile they'll be drooling on the floor
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
From Canakkale back up to Istanbul, always a great place to visit, there's a bridge where you can walk from Europe to Asia. Stayed in the Sultanahmet, as always, as most of the sights are nearby. Formerly Constantinople, it became Istanbul when it was taken by Ottoman Sultan, Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. The Hagia Sofia, built in the 6th Century by Byzantine Emperor, Justinian 1, was for a thou years the largest building in the world. It became a mosque but is now a museum, and very fabulous. The Blue Mosque, so called for its interior, is the only mosque in Islam to have 6 minarets, there's iron bars running across its heights in case of earthquakes, it too, is fabulous. To the Topkapi Palace, of the Ottoman Sultans, and there is so much to see, fabulous jewels, fab everything, they even have a hand of John the Baptist. To the Archeology Museums, I've seen the Basilica Cistern already thrice. Leaving the Sultanahmet, took the tram to the Dolmabahce Palace, where I had never been, built in 1856 by Sultan Abdulmecid 1 as a more modern residence than Topkapi, but still as fabulous, you can only go around on a guided-tour, no wandering about by yourself which I always prefer. It has within 285 rooms and 35 tons of gold. There's a lot more tourists than before to Istanbul due to the growing world mania for travel, everybody wants to go places and see and do things.
It doesn't matter what the people of Alaska think that the tallest peak in the United States should be called, on Feb. 26, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law an Act of Congress, The Mount McKinley National Park Act, and the Executive Branch doesn't have the Constitutional Authority to change this name, what this President did was Unconstitutional. I'm sure that every prominent landmark and landmass within America has a native-name, and I'm real sure that George never got within 2000 miles of the State of Washington, does that mean that eventually it will be called something else? That our martyred President should have his name thrown in the mud is a National Disgrace. This is all you swine's fault, you should leave this country and not return.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
I went back to Tbilisi from Yerevan the way I had come. Had another hot mineral-bath, wish they had something as good Stateside, they don't. To Tbilisi's airport at 8 P.M., spent the night there, and flew-out the next morning to Istanbul. Been all-over Turkey, great place for tourists, and cheap, been there 4 times, this past trip I only count as one time. Every time I go to Canakkale, 8 hours on the bus from Istanbul, they've got tons of buses goin' all over. This is where you go to tour the Gallipoli Battlefield, especially popular now as it's the 100th Anniversary, and I did this the first time I was there. The Germans gave their Turkish Allies big guns to control the Dardanelles (straits), which lead to the Black Sea, so that that Russia couldn't be supplied, they weren't, and is the biggest reason why Russia was knocked-out-of-WW1. It was during the Gallipoli Campaign that Mustafa Kemal rose from obscure Lt. Col. to the Turks' leader, after WW1 winning the War with Greece, and becoming Turkey's President. Under Mustafa, Turkey became Westernized, with the Turks using the Latin Alphabet, women no longer had to wear the veil because he thought it was stupid, he greatly reduced the influence of the Moslem Religion. Mustafa Kemal liberalized and modernized Turkey and is remembered with his picture in every domicile as Ataturk, Father of the Turks. Anyway, everytime I go to Canakkale I go to the Ruins of Troy, about 20 miles outside of town, local transpo leaves every hour, costs 50 cents. Frank Calvert began the excavations in 1865 with Heinrich von Schliemann, a German with little formal education but quite intelligent, he made a fortune trading cotton, taking over Calvert's work in 1868. Where did they look to find Troy (Truva), where Homer said it was. To be there is very exciting. There's 9 ruins there, Homer's Troy is Troy VII, 1200 B.C. And Achilles refused Hector's father's, King Priam', entreaty of ransom, and stripped Hector's body nude, dragging it behind his chariot in view of Troy's Walls, for 9 days. Until recently, I believed von Schliemann had salted the treasure "he found" at Troy, but now, think maybe he did find it there. von Schliemann also found the treasure at Mycenae, in Greece, where I've also been. von Schliemann gave "Priam's Treasure" to be viewed in Berlin, the victorious Russians took it there, they should give it back. Canakkale is lots of fun with fine museums and delicious food. Yummy yum yum
When you go from Cairo to Jerusalem it's 265 miles, why anybody would be wandering-around in the desert for 40 years trying to get there is beyond me. Angela Merkel, whatasow, why would Germany be taking in 800 thou economic "refugees" this year, these people who can afford to pay thousands to smugglers. Their boats should be sunk. The other day, I pointed-out to a librarian at the Flamingo Library (there now), that some guy had a cocker spaniel in there, and I was told that the Las Vegas Public Libraries now allow people to bring-in their dogs. Have you been on Maryland Parkway, one of the main drags, it's chuckholes and deep-ruts. Hopefully, my Browns sign Ray Rice, a good and misunderstood fellow. In that video, which was really-funny, Ray's girlfriend charges him, and sure, she could have stuck a fingernail in his eye, a guy has a right to defend himself, and Ray clips her, knocking-her colder than a tater. Then Ray gallantly catches her before she could fall and injure-herself, dragging her off, ha, ha, the elevator with a hotel-employee looking ...She's drunk, right... ...We're born to fight, and we often fight with no gloves for hours and hours. To be punched in the face with a pair of boxing-gloves is a luxury really, isn't it... Luke Fury Donald Trump's ancestry is akin to my own, and that's real good, his paternal grandparents were German immigrants, while on his mother's side they're from the island of Britain, his mother was from Scotland, Mary Anne MacLeod, that's sorta like The Highlander---there can be only one
William McKinley (Jan. 29, 1843 to Sept. 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, twice-elected. The protege of Rutherford B. Hayes and kingmaker, Mark Hanna, William was the 1st strong-president after a series of weak-presidents following Lincoln's assassination, and one of seven presidents from Ohio, in a series of 11, 7 were from this state). Under McKinley, the Spanish American War was fought and won (duck soup), greatly expanding the U.S.'s territory and power, and burgeoning American industry was protected by strong tariffs--under Wm McKinley, the United States became the most powerful country in the world. On Sept. 5, 1901, McKinley gave a speech in Buffalo before 50 thou, the next day, the President was shaking hands with the Public, Leon Czolgosz, from the Polish community of Cleveland, was so honored by being allowed to shake hands with the President of the United States, that he shot and wounded the President. As men were beating Leon Czolgosz, the President intervened ...Take it easy on him, boys... Due to incompetent doctors, gangrene set in and William McKinley died on Sept. 14, 1901. Leon Czolgosz was quickly tried and convicted, and on Oct. 29, 1901 was electrocuted, with his body dissolved in acid (how macabre)). Our martyred-president was honored by having America's tallest peak named for him, and it was known as Mount McKinley, while still known by the native name of Denali. Why this great President should be so dishonored as to have his name stricken from the mountain and national park is a travesty. This is all you swine's fault. Of course, I've been to the magnificent McKinley's Tomb and Museum in Canton, when you plebeians go to the Hall of Fame, you should also stop there.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
In March, a Denver woman was found dead in the Steam Bath of a 24 Hour Fitness, the Coroner said that she had been dead at least 12 and possibly 17 hours before being discovered. After Deputies and Medics arrived the Club remained open, only closing briefly after a Member's Complaint
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
You people are my cross to bear. There's no border-crossing between Turkey and Armenia, from Tbilisi I took a Marshrutka, group-taxi, to Yerevan, you can only between Georgia and Armenia by road. It cost $5 and took 7 hours, there was a driver and 8 passengers. The driver was a tall, middle-aged Georgian guy, when we were an hour away from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, the driver stopped at a road-side bakery, and emerged with a huge breadloaf, and everybody grabbed a piece of it, except me. The driver didn't speak English but encouraged me to also grab a piece of the bread by looking at me and saying ...Mmmmm... Well, I didn't want to be a stick-in-the-mud so I did as he indicated and, yeah, it was supremely delicious, wish I had some now. I was dropped-off at beautiful Republic Square, I was unsuccessful at negotiating a rate at one of the 5-Star Hotels, but the Concierge was quite nice and called a 3-Star, Hotel House, a couple blocks away, and I enjoyed staying there for $63 a nite. The Armenian National Gallery (paintings) and their History-Cultural Museum are in the same building at Republic Square, the last is quite good, hey, they've got the oldest shoe in the world in there. A huge thing in Armenia this year is the marking of the l00th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 during WW 1. There was some genocide of the Armenians by the Turks before and after 1915, but this was the big year for it. The Turks have yet to say they're sorry for offing as many as a mil and a half Armenians, I went to the Armenian Genocide Memorial and Museum, I saw pictures of Turks posing with rows of Armenian heads (we can see how they'd be upset). It's sort of like what's happening now, with Moslems eager to kill Christians. Went to the "Mother Armenia" 75 ft. high statue (there's a "Mother Georgia" in Tbilisi) with a nice military museum attached. Went to the Erebuni Fortress which goes back to782 B.C. and its accompanying museum. The Armenians are sort of a mix of Greeks and Persians, lots of good-looking chicks. Maria, at the hotel I stayed-at is about "23" and real-pretty, dark, petite, lady-like, she remarked on how little money one makes in Armenia, maybe one of you fellows can whisk her away from this, how many of the women you know you'd describe as lady-like. The Kardashians went to Armenia this year to provide moral-support, I really enjoyed my time there.
After a game, if there's big and beautiful cups to be had, left by people, I'll often be seen "Scarfing" them. From the Dodgers Game I went to in July, I Scarfed 8 such cups, which I wash with very warm water, laundry detergent, and maybe a little bleach (in case some guy has diseased lips or AIDS or whatever), and once dry, I give them-out to people in sets of 4. I've Scarfed as many as 24 cups after a game, do I think it's undignified to be seen doing this, I must not. The Cleveland Indians are tremendous so far as what they do for their fans, the last time I went to a game in Cleveland they gave out a facsimile of the upper-half of a uniform in honor of a player, something I've often selling in a ballpark's giftshop for even $150. And this as a door-prize just for being at the game. Ten years ago I was at a game in Cleveland and they had tremendous cups for beer, very expensively-made, so, of course, after the game, I began Scarfing, and they were hard to come-by as people were taking them when they left. Not many people do this, but some, and as I was going for my next-cup, picking-it-up from its holder, I saw a woman about "30" a few feet away had also been going-for-it. We stared at each other, and I saw her eyes roll-back-into-her head, and I saw yellow where the white had been---it was Scarf-Fever, I placed the cup back into its holder and slowly backed-away, as in her covetousness for that cup she would have gladly torn-out my throat, at that moment she prized nothing-more
Just found his card or I would have mentioned him earlier in the Summer. A lot of people drive to Las Vegas and they often arrive with car trouble, especially when it's hot. Our friend, Don Cole's, Juvenile Record was so bad that even the Army didn't want him. But by the time Don was "19" he had straightened-himself out and he became an ace auto-mechanic. Don has a shop and also a Mobile-Service, he's very honest and highly reputable and his prices are quite reasonable, he has over 40 years experience and can work on any car of any age, he's worked on Bentleys. Don is a workaholic and will be happy to help you out. Cell--702-496-2612 I'm mentioning this for your benefit, not his, he has plenty of work. Don's landlord is trying to double the rent so he might be moving, no concern to you, and a friend of ours, Harvey, has extensive real estate holdings and has offered shop-space for 20% less than Don's been paying. You gotta have friends, isn't there a song that goes like that ... A former tenant of Harvey's was "Fat Herbie" Blitzstein (Nov. 2, 1934 to Jan. 6, 1997), a notorious racketeer and chief associate of Tony Spilotro, both of whose characters were featured in the film "Casino." On Jan. 6, 1997, Herbie was pumped full of bullets by members of the L.A. and Buffalo mobs as they desired the take-over of Herbie's lucrative prostitution, loansharking, and other nefarious activities. This "Hit" was so botched with so many loose ends that eventually about a dozen involved were sent to prison. Although he broke his lease, and abruptly, Harv has fond memories of Herbie as a good tenant who paid rent promptly
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
That Bernie Sanders let those women stop him from speaking shows what a pansy he is, I don't think their actions would have worked with Trump. For a long time they'd been predicting a 20% chance of rain, on Thursday morning I took my chances and spent 4 hours washing and waxing my car. That afternoon a 45-year record for rainfall in a day in Las Vegas was broken, I guess I was the cause. The only one of these Black Guys who've been killed recently who I thought didn't deserve their demise, was Eric Garner. All he doing was selling single cigarettes, he didn't resist arrest, he was just saying leave me alone. If you take a man in his obese condition down like that there'd be a good chance it would kill him, that Cop should have been indicted. These others, like that guy who was jumping up and down on cars at that dealership, really. Next month, Queen Elizabeth will pass Queen Victoria for longest-reigning English Monarch. During WW 11, a lot of the English girls were trained in skills to aid the war effort in case they ran out of men, the Queen was an auto mechanic.
From Tbilisi I took a group-taxi for $2, 55 miles to Gori, birthplace of Iosif Dzhugashvili (Dec. 18, 1878 to March 5, 1953), later known as Joseph Stalin. The "Stalin Museum" is magnificent, depicting the life of Gori's famous son, one of the most powerful figures of the 20th Century. A lady takes you on a group-tour and doesn't sugar-coat, under the Czar, Joseph was sent-off to prison 7 times, 6 of these to Siberia, for his revolutionary activities, his arm was broken and didn't heal-well. Stalin became a hard man not given to sentimentality, during WW 11, his son, Yakov, a junior-officer, was captured near Minsk in 1943, and Hitler wanted to exchange Yakov for Friedrich von Paulus, who was captured at Stalingrad ...You don't exchange a Field Marshall for a soldier... Depending on what you believe, the Germans either shot Yakov, or he committed suicide, in any event he died soon after. On the grounds is Stalin's first home, a small rented-room where he lived with his parents for his first 4 years, with his father's cobbler-shop directly below. You can look at this but not enter, but you can enter the bulletproof railway-car that took Stalin to Yalta. Up the street is their War Museum, which is mainly devoted to WW 11 but also the 2008 War with Russia over South Ossetia. The Russians bombed Gori, with many fatalities, they exhibit unexploded bombs, the population of 45 thou fled. Gori was occupied by the Russians for 10 days, I hadn't known anything of this. Climb up to Gori Fortress and you have a view of the entire area. In Georgia, a 4th-World place, I only used Greenbacks to get Georgian lira, if I hadn't these I would have been out of luck as the ATM's didn't take my cards.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Those TV commercials ...Alicia needs nourishing food, she has live in a hovel... She shouldn't have been born in the first place. The President says that he thinks he could have been re-elected for a 3rd Term, yeah, sure, with the votes from people getting entitlements who aren't entitled to anything, it's Bread and Circuses to curry-favor with the Mob. Trump is the only one running for President who says anything that makes sense, all the rest of any Party mouth the same mindless blabber, I turn a deaf-ear to their prattle. Why would Donald apologize to Ms. Kelly or anyone? Currently, a Brazil Visa is quite expensive and laborious to obtain, and you have to show a plane ticket in and out, this is why I haven't returned, otherwise I would have long ago. They're talking about the water in Rio's Bay being polluted, it always has been, when I went swimming it was at Barra Beach, 20 miles away, as Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches were totally polluted due to human waste, the beautiful-appearing sand is also this due to this water washing over it. London's Olympics were well-attended due to its being easy to get to, not so Rio.
I've got a zillion hits already today, I want each of you Readers to send Ed $10 so I can be rich. An Altar in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is dedicated to the "Good Thief" (See My Blog for Sept. 29, 2009). While in Israel I read in the newspaper of a War between 2 Jewish Israeli Gangs which has claimed 15 lives over the past 3 years, Bernie Madoff fleeced billions from fellow-Jews, Can't they all just get along? Took the train to Ben Gurion and flew to Istanbul, then 2 buses and 3 days to Tbilisi, got a nice room for 25 and then 30 U.S. at the bus station hotel. Tbilisi is cheap, taxi to the center, climbed-up and explored their castle-fortress, then bought 2 air-tickets at (firstname.lastname@example.org) nearby travel-agency also for cheap, Tbilisi to Istanbul was 100 U.S., the lady who sold me these is a real doll, "34," never been married, maybe one of you handsome guys can sweep her off her feet, everybody in Georgia was real nice. All of Tbilisi looks real fine, I asked her where to go for good Georgian food, and she sent me across the street (I hadn't eaten in a day). Then to the No. 9 Bathhouse, which is also right there. Tbilisi was founded due to its recuperative hot mineral springs, I felt totally renewed the next morning. There's a bunch of bath-houses all clustered together, McKayla would have found these far-better than some stupid IV, her great loss. Went to the Georgian National Museum, and their Fine Arts Museum, which is in the building which was an Orthodox Seminary where Joseph Stalin once studied for the priesthood (expelled due to his revolutionary activities, big surprise there). They have a bunch of fine churches to which I went, the new Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, the Siona Cathdral, the Metekhi Cathedral, the Kashveti Church, and more, it's a real fine atmosphere throughout, I'm so sorry about their recent floods and loss of human and animal life.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The Egyptians are harassing Americans at the Taba crossing, and I want something done about it. Lawrence Kudlow's constant rant about a 15% flat-tax on everything is right on, have a tax-code of 2 pages. I saw Gennady Golovkin fight Willie Monroe on TV while I was in Istanbul, middleweights, Monroe is quite good but Golovkin made him quit, 33-0 as a pro, an amateur record of 345-5, he's never been down, his 30 pro ko's tell of his power. Warren Buffett was going to enter the ring as part of Floyd Mayweather's entourage, as does Justin Bieber, when Floyd fought Marcos Maidana (I no be selling wolf tickets) for the 2nd time, but it was nixed for whatever reason. Warren is a big boxing-fan (basic human interaction) and is often at his hometown's Terence Crawford's (140 lbs.) bouts in Omaha. And Warren gives Floyd financial advise, we're always hearing of boxers associating with the wrong people, so this is refreshing. I lost when Floyd beat Victor Ortiz (gave-in to the immense pressure), but I like Floyd quite a bit. He comes from a horrible background, his mother a drug-addict, Floyd Sr. went to prison for drugdealing, and has made a big success of himself (pro career began in 1996). When Mike Tyson was at the top of his game, he sat for a TV interview with David Frost, who asked him, should you really be involved in an activity where people are injured ...I'm in the hurt business...
The moderator for the Republican Pres. Debate tonight in Cleveland should be myself, Ed Preusse, who better to handle matters than an American, a real American, whose ancestry in this country goes back to 1650, rather than this foreigner of an Australian, Savannah Guthrie, who's ineligible to be President, she has no skin in the game. It's sacrilege. It's half past 10 A.M. here in Las Vegas, she can be ditched and me flown-in for this if we do it right-now. Brazil is talking about doing away with a visa for U.S. Citizens not just for the Olympics but entirely. That would be welcome, I was all-over Brazil via plane in 1991, man, I swam on some fine beaches, lots of good stuff to see, that architecture from the early 1600's around Torture Square (where many thousands of slaves were sold, and wrongdoers punished) in Salvador is the finest of that era in S.A. When I was in Rio, I got a good price, $8 a nite, for a nice-room, but it was also a hotel where Prostys brought their clientile. The morning I was gonna leave, I heard a pounding on the door, and an angry woman's voice, I had no idea what this was all about and wasn't going to open the door and get knifed or whatever. I went on my balcony where I had drunk beer the nite before in my undies while viewing the churning-throng passing by 4 stories below, and I saw a policeman standing 50 meters away on the corner. I threw a beer can towards him, he didn't hear it hit, I threw another and he looked up and at me and I motioned that he should come quickly and sort this (too much traffic for him to hear shout) out. The good officer arrived and did so, the hotel-manager indicated that the Black Prosty was loco, I quickly left.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Western Wall was the retaining wall of the 2nd Temple, I had read the lst Temple, I thought, it's the 2nd, I've been getting misinformation. From Jerusalem, I took a bus to Haifa, then a bus to Acre, where I had never been. It's real good, the Crusader stronghold for the most part from 1104 during the lst Crusade until 1291 and the ending of the 3rd Crusade, the last. They have things set up as they were when the Knights Hospitaller of St. John and the Knights Templar ruled the city. After awhile these 2 forgot their noble purposes and it became, competing criminal organizations, even waging war against each other. The British administered Palestine from the League of Nations mandate in July, 1922 until May, 1948, and the large British Prison in Acre is a museum, it's neat. 9 Jewish "terrorists" were hung there, members of the Irgun and Lehi (Stern Gang), who violently opposed the British presence, unlike the Haganah, who were basically nonviolent. The gallows is set-up as it was then (only a 4 ft. drop, ideally it should be 7 ft.). On May 4, 1947, the Irgun gained entry into the prison disguised as British officers, and blew a big hole through which 27 Irgun and Lehi escaped, as well as 182 Arabs, this is shown in the movie "Exodus." 3 of the 9 Jews hung at Acre Prison received capital punishment for flogging British Officers, the British were happy to leave.
A few months ago, I created a desire for a steel-car in some of you, and they haven't been manufactured for decades. But a possible source for this is the charity car lot of "Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America" at 4000 Boulder Highway, Suite 9, Las Vegas, NV, 89121, across from "Boulder Station" Casino. They take car donations, and it's mostly older cars, and I've been there when there's been some nice ones. The people donating aren't trying to be deceptive, and the cars are inspected and fixed as best they can, although they often won't find everything that's wrong with it. Mike has, out of the goodness of his heart, helped foreign tourists to buy 10 cars there over the years, so they can drive them around the country, then selling them before they return to their own. Another guy I know, Gary, has bought 3 cars there, before Mike's Avalon came free, I was going to do this. Locally, this charity's reputation is pretty good, and a charity car lot is very rare. It's cash only, no sales tax, no returns, you can possibly find something good. 702-296-4060, ask for Jay